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Old 05-08-2011, 09:40 AM   #1
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Duro Tires again

I have read all the messages about the Duro tires here and decided to see how they run.
I just returned from a round trip from Phoenix Arizona to Branson MO. and back. (approx 2,700 miles) I checked my tire pressure before leaving and 3 or 4 times during the trip. 99% higway miles.
I set all tires at 50 psi.
I drove 65-70 mph most of the time on the highway.
Anytime I did a rest stop I felt the tire tread to see if they were running hot. They were cool.

I did see that 50 psi cold did increase to 52.5 psi on the highway which is normal. The tread is wearing evenly and at this time I plan opn keeping them.

I am not defending any tire or manuf. but it is super important to maintain the proper tire pressure at all times. (as other have said) If you do not and the tire gets low it will generate more heat from the rolling and road resistance and will prematurely fail. Bottom line.
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:19 AM   #2
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If your tires are SL rated, they are not rated for 70 mph . . . .
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Some good info.

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Old 05-08-2011, 02:18 PM   #4
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Same here although our trip was only 1200 miles. Duro 2100 radial. Were exactly 50 psi when we left and exactly 50 psi when we returned with morning readings at about the same temperature.
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:09 PM   #5
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Same here although our trip was only 1200 miles. Duro 2100 radial. Were exactly 50 psi when we left and exactly 50 psi when we returned with morning readings at about the same temperature.

Hi Larry
At least we can say we did ok compared to Nigel.
Hope you and Janice made it home safely.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:13 PM   #6
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I still have the original Duro tires on my Wildcat. We purchased it in 2007 and the tires still look great after more than 18,000 miles. I've read that trailer tires should be changed regardless of how they look after 20,000 miles or 5 years which ever comes first. I've been researching tires and I still can't decide whether to buy trailer tires again or get truck tires. If I put truck tires on the trailer I won't be limited to the 65 mph speed rating of trailer tires.

BTW, I always keep my tires inflated to the maximum pressure, even during the winter when the trailer is in storage. I check on the trailer every two weeks when it in storage.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:25 PM   #7
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duro 2100

My wildwood travel trailer will be a year old in 2 weeks. My duro tires that came on it had cracks on every tire all the way around. Duro cover under warrenty. They let me up grade to a d2100 radial for 20 a tire. These radials look a lot better. Duro did what was expected.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:29 PM   #8
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dont want to Hijack but since we are tire pressure - the side wall on my tire say's 50 psi
when I checked the tire pressure on all 4 tires they are all around 37 psi - I have taken a few trips already since I picked my trailer up March 9th and never checked the tire pressure until this past weekend.

Should I keep them at 37 psi or should I put them at 50 psi?

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dont want to Hijack but since we are tire pressure - the side wall on my tire say's 50 psi
when I checked the tire pressure on all 4 tires they are all around 37 psi - I have taken a few trips already since I picked my trailer up March 9th and never checked the tire pressure until this past weekend.

Should I keep them at 37 psi or should I put them at 50 psi?

Trailer is a 2011 Mini Lite 2306
If they are the tires the manuf installed on the trailer. YES I would put them at 50 psi. as it reads on the tire.
I would check them every time you leave for a trip and never guess.
Good luck and glad to see someone listening.
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My wildwood travel trailer will be a year old in 2 weeks. My duro tires that came on it had cracks on every tire all the way around. Duro cover under warrenty. They let me up grade to a d2100 radial for 20 a tire. These radials look a lot better. Duro did what was expected.

So what you said was that you had bias tires originally and upgraded to radials. Mine are radials.
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